Staci Warden is the executive director of Global Market Development at the Milken Institute, where she leads strategic initiatives on developing capital markets, innovative finance, and access to capital. She co-founded a global program to train and mentor policymakers in financial policy, now in its fourth year. Warden has spent her career managing, advising, and writing on issues of international finance and economic development. Prior to the Milken, she spent six years with JPMorgan in London, where she led its public sector client franchise in EMEA and two years in New York on the sovereign Debt Capital Markets team. Before JPMorgan, she was a director at the Nasdaq, where she ran its two markets for micro-cap companies. At the U.S. Treasury, she ran its international debt-for-nature restructuring program. She was the startup COO of the Center for Global Development, and prior to that worked as an economist at the Carnegie Endowment and the Harvard Institute for International Development. She has worked in over 50 countries and has served as a ministerial-level advisor on capital market development, sovereign-wealth management, debt management, and poverty reduction. Warden holds advanced degrees from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Brandeis University’s Keller School.